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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Sketching

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Roel
professor emeritus


Reged: 04/22/07

Loc: Deventer, The Netherlands
Langrenus and the Triplet
      #6263129 - 12/20/13 07:51 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

Last night something truly mindblowing happened in the skies over the Netherlands, which thrilled every amateur astronomer in the country. Something that can only be experienced on the rarest of occasions and will be talked about for weeks:

a cloudless sky!

Although the Moon just peeked over the warm roof tops at the end of the evening, I couldn't resist myself to make a quick sketch through my Polarex Unitron 75mm f/16 refractor. The seeing was horrible but at a magnification of 92x the image was quite pleasing. Langrenus is big enough (133 km wide) to view even at low power, and yesterday it proved to be a nice target for sketching. The floor of the crater was already pitch black, only the top of the outer rim received some last sunlight before entering a cold, two week night. The little triplet of craters Naonobu, Bilharz and Atwood made the view even more appealing.

I made the sketch with a white pastel pencil on black paper.
(The image is a photograph of the original drawing behing the eyepiece)


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Asbytec
Guy in a furry hat
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: Roel]
      #6263150 - 12/20/13 08:13 AM

Congrats on the cloudless sky, and for a great sketch. The way you rendered the lunar surface is striking. Nicely done.

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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6263678 - 12/20/13 12:43 PM

Roel,
A true masterpiece. Your technique is wonderful. Bravo!


Ken


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Rutilus
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/17/10

Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: kenrenard]
      #6263827 - 12/20/13 02:12 PM

Excellent.

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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: Roel]
      #6264530 - 12/20/13 09:49 PM

Roel,

Very good sketch Langrenus and the Triplet ,

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6264606 - 12/20/13 10:50 PM

Roel,

Very nice sketch and congratulations on being able to see the Moon. I can almost remember seeing it here in the distant past.

Frank


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Uwe Pilz
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: frank5817]
      #6264739 - 12/21/13 01:46 AM

What a great sketch! I am deeply impressed.

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Tamas Bognar
sage


Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Hungary, Zákány
Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6265459 - 12/21/13 02:56 PM

Excellent sketch !

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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #6267792 - 12/23/13 12:39 AM

Yes, I agree with the others, an excellent sketch ! I like the présentation as well.
Michel


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Heidescoper
sage


Reged: 11/21/10

Loc: Niedersachsen, Germany
Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: Roel]
      #6267849 - 12/23/13 02:05 AM

hi Roel,

thank`s for that nice sketch.
It´s truly an interesting region.

Bye
Christian


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kraterkid
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Reged: 03/07/05

Loc: Jacumba, California
Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: Heidescoper]
      #6268643 - 12/23/13 01:52 PM

Spectacular sketch Roel!

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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Langrenus and the Triplet new [Re: kraterkid]
      #6270172 - 12/24/13 09:04 AM

Another superb one Roel. A pleasure to look at.

Andre


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